The Song of AchillesBook - 2012
At ten, Patroclus, a small, awkward prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phtia, to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles. Building on the groundwork of "The Iliad", Miller's page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career.
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“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.”
"Our man liked conquest, they did not trust a man who was conquered himself" (pg 176)
We were like gods at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.
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